Safe at Home: the Master Bath

Designed by Wittman and Robinson, this bath features CaesarStone countertops, agate floor tile and cabinetry from Cabinet Solutions for a clean, streamlined look.

By John Filippelli, Kitchen & Bath Design News

Much like baseball players, consumers want nothing more than to be safe at home.

And nowhere is this more evident than in the master bath, according to bath designers interviewed by KBDN, who recently shared their insights into trends in master bath remodeling.

“We’re all looking to alleviate stress and we all interact with the space differently,” says Kim Lavacot of Seattle, WA-based Bennet Lavacot Architecture.

For that reason, style trends vary widely right now, with consumers seeking everything from cozy, zen-like spaces to spacious bath havens that mimic favorite travel destinations or spas.

Jennifer Allison of the San Pedro, CA-based Jennifer Allison Design states: “My clients ask for five-star bathrooms like they see in salons and upscale locales.”

By contrast, Winn Wittman, AIA of Austin, TX-based Winn Wittman Architecture, says his clients favor baths that offer a very private, refuge-like feel.

Gender can also impact bath preferences; designers interviewed note that women are often drawn to comfortable baths with soothing color schemes, well organized grooming stations and soaking tubs, while men often favor high technology and luxe products such as overhead rain showers.

But if there’s one commonality, it’s that everyone wants a master bath that is soothing and enjoyable to spend time in, and one that maximizes relaxation and storage – without breaking the bank.

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